Edward Walter Clark, Jr.

Edward Walter Clark II
Born 1858
Died April 4, 1946(1946-04-04) (aged 88)
Employer E. W. Clark & Co.
Children Edward Walter Clark III
Parents Edward White Clark
Relatives Enoch White Clark, grandfather
Clarence Munroe Clark, brother

Edward Walter Clark, Jr. (1858 - April 4, 1946) was commodore of the Philadelphia Corinthian Yacht Club and senior partner in the E. W. Clark & Co. investment house.[1][2]


He was born in 1858 to Edward White Clark and Mary Todhunter Sill. He had a brother, Clarence Munroe Clark.[2]

He married Lydia Jane Newhall (1858-1936) in 1882.[2]

He was a trustee of the Pomfret School, and gave the school a dormitory, Dunworth, in 1905, and the year after his son George died, the Clark Memorial Chapel.[2]

In 1925, he bought the yacht Resolute.[3]

He died on April 4, 1946.[2]


  1. ^ "Defiance Sold as Junk. America's Cup Candidate Cost $65,000 - Goes for $6,500". New York Times. January 6, 1915. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00611FE3E5C13738DDDAF0894D9405B858DF1D3. Retrieved 2010-12-07. "Her surviving owner, Commodore E. W. Clark of the Philadelphia Corinthian Yacht Club, has disposed of her as junk, and she will be broken up mainly for the seventy tons of lead in her keel and the steel ribs in her frame." 
  2. ^ a b c d e "E. W. Clark, Banker and Yachtman, 88. Head of Philadelphia Firm Dies. Owned Resolute After It Defended America's Cup". New York Times. April 5, 1946. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F60B15FD3A5D107A93C7A9178FD85F428485F9. Retrieved 2010-12-07. "Edward Walter Clark, well-known yachtsman and senior partner in the investment banking firm of E.W. Clark Co., died today in the Jefferson Hospital after a brief illness. His age was 88." 
  3. ^ "Resolute". America's Cup. http://32nd.americascup.com/en/acclopaedia/circlinggalaxy/bateau.php?idContent=4869&idRubr=74. Retrieved 2010-12-07. "... Resolute was sold to E. Walter Clark a Philadelphia banker and director of a railroad company and NYYC member." 

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